Q: What is your role on the True South Solar team?
I am an installer that specializes in rooftop installations. I’m currently a licensed LRT (Limited Renewables Technician) Solar Electrician. I started in October 2014, working part time and have been working on solar projects ever since.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of my work is being part of an elbow grease revolution towards a more sustainable energy future. I enjoy knowing I get to be an environmentalist everyday AND get paid doing it.
Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned since joining the team?
I’ve learned that we need to let our legislators know how important solar is to our community; locally, statewide, and nationally. I’m surprised at how far we have to go legislatively to ensure solar is readily available for more people. Why aren’t legislators making it easier to go solar and why are we taking backwards steps when it comes to solar policy?
Q: When did you first start thinking about solar?
I’ve been thinking about solar for over 2 decades. I first started thinking about solar when my dad installed a Top-of-Pole ground mount in 1997. I watched the trenching , wiring, and installation in awe. I watched again when he had another installation 5 years later.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the sun?
I love throwing stuff with my family; I enjoy darts, shuffle board, and disc golf. Spending time with my wife and kids by the river is one of my favorite things to do in Southern Oregon.